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December 7th, 2007

Beowulf @ 06:06 pm

"The time of heroes is dead: the christ god has killed it, leaving nothing but weeping martyrs and fear and shame."



someone recently told me that Neil Gaiman had written the screen play for this movie...
i'd seen plenty of adverts for it in the subways
and it looked just like a video game... i wasn't interested
but hearing Gaiman was involved
i felt obligated
so yesterday Jorge and i went along...

i was quite impressed
all i ask for from a movie is that it inspires thought and feeling in me that further my life

it was entertaining
sexy
disorienting (watching an entirely CGI movie always is... and i didn't know this was one before i went to see it)

i LOVE Ray Winstone... so that was nice... even though he was transformed into a muscle hunk... he was still hot
(how they transformed the bodies of the actors through age and size was pretty amazing... mmmm, Wiglaf)
what i liked most
were little quotes like the one up top
where Gaiman and Avery (Co-writer and of Pulp Fiction, Killing Zoe, True Romance, et al) stick it to modern culture
and present us with so many other little turns about the nature of the choices we make...

but how do they relate to our world of the here and now?
the biggest curiosity for me i still haven't put my fingers around
so i'd like to see it again..

Actually
i'd like to see it again because i've heard they also show it in 3D
and i've not seen a 3D movie in years
and know this would be a lot of fun

Anyone want to go with me sometime soon?
it's showing at Union Square...


 
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From:thornyc
Date:December 8th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
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I want to see it, in 3-D!

All my friends went to see it while I was out in CA. :(

It's also playing in 3-D on an IMAX screen up at the 'plex near Lincoln Center. How big do you want it? ;)

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From:dominicvine
Date:December 8th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)

huge

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So. we'll see something else tonight... there are many films i want to see right now

how about tuesday or wednesday evening?

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From:thornyc
Date:December 9th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)

Re: huge

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Grrreat! Both work for me!

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From:dominicvine
Date:December 9th, 2007 08:53 am (UTC)

Wednesday

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Wednesday then!
7:45 at the IMAX is probably the best time

we could eat before hand.. yeah?
Jorge is usually done with work by 5:30
you?
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 9th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)

Woah! Tuesday instead.

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i just remembered i'm seeing Kiki & Herb wednesday night!
So . Tuesday. 7:45 pm. be good?
(oops.)
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From:thornyc
Date:December 9th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)

Woah!

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Tuesday works for me. HOWEVER: According to the theater's website and ticketing services, there's NO 7:45 screening on Tuesday -- I guess they're doing a private event or sneak preview. Do you want to see the 10:45 screening, or another day?

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From:dominicvine
Date:December 10th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Wahh!

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Ok!
8pm at John's Pizza for the 10:45 showing

looking forward to seeing you (and Beowulf) on Tuesday!
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From:thornyc
Date:December 10th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)

SEE YOU AT 7:00 AT...

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The theater's at 68th & Broadway. Here are some places in the neighborhood that aren't too expensive (a rarity in the Lincoln Center area). You can check out the menus and customer reviews at the linked URLs:

LA TRAVIATA, 101 West 68th at Columbus
pizzas & pasta (some reviews mention it being too small for eating in)
http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?restaurantid=1730

ELITE CAFE, 185 Columbus btw 68/69
diner
http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?restaurantid=803

LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN, 60 West 65th off Columbus
soups, salads, sandwiches
http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?restaurantid=30331

NANOOSH, 2012 Broadway at 69th
middle eastern - salads, lavash wraps, hummus (many vegetarian selections)
http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?restaurantid=49576

DINASTIA CHINA, 145 West 72nd btw Columbus/Amsterdam
one of the city's remaining Cuban-Chinese restaurants
http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?restaurantid=790

HARRY'S BURRITOS, 241 Columbus at 71st
Mexican, despite the name offers much more than burritos
http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?restaurantid=913


My vote's for NANOOSH, but I'd be happy with any of these.

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From:dominicvine
Date:December 11th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)

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Nanoosh is my call as well
so we'll make it THERE at 7

and my friend Brenden is coming as well

so... Wee you there!
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From:ednixon
Date:December 8th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
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I'll be screening it again soon with a nephew. The film was released in 3 different 3D processes, I've seen all 3, and all are adequate. REAL D has the "deepest effect", IMAX 3D, of course, has the most detail, but not as "deep".
DOLBY 3D has such dark glasses, silvered and a slight cyan / magenta tint, that a great deal of light is lost. Look for REAL D, but any will do.

I have 3 blonde relatives, father Gurley, sister Beverly, and her child Will, a 19 year old nephew, who resembles the film's young Beowulf. We'll catch the IMAX at Opryland Sunday.
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From:ruperthemoose
Date:December 8th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
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the 3D is insane. I have not seen the flat version. It was... immensely disorienting to say the least. Seems like the movie was intended to be this way as there are arbitrary moments where coins are tossed or spears are pointed at the screen for sustained periods. I liked the writing of gaimen, the concept, and the malkovich, but what I didnt like was the ending. How they had to make it feel like a sequel was coming. And the fact that they spent the time to put in the hairs on our protagonists nose, but didnt give much facial thought to all the doll-like background characters..
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From:broduke2000
Date:December 9th, 2007 08:53 am (UTC)
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We just saw it at Imax 3D. Enjoyed it immensely.
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 10th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Goat would call it "Goat Porn"

hmmmmm
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From:broduke2000
Date:December 10th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Give him a hug for us, next time you see him?
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 11th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
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of course!
it's hard not to hug him whenever you first see him

he's in love with an italian
send him your blessings

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